§ 52. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Health whether he has recently issued any Regulations which authorise panel doctors to charge insured persons over the age of 65 the sum of is. for medical certificates?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
No, Sir. There is no power under the Acts to fix a fee for certificates which are not required for National Health Insurance purposes.
§ Mr. MORRISON
Is it not a fact that insured persons over the age of 65, who 17 are not entitled to cash payments, are still entitled to medical advice, and that that medical advice includes medical certificates, if required?
§ Sir K. WOOD
As my answer implies, a charge other than that authorised under the National Insurance Act is not a proper charge.